Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator

Field Studies Council

Slapton Ley Field Centre, Devon
£20,511 - £23,407 pa FTE

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental education

Closing date: Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Community Engagement & Volunteer Coordinator at FSC Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon

This is a part time position 20 hours per week.

Imagine a role that offers you both unique opportunities and challenges; where you are an important part of an empowered team who strive to create a truly memorable experience for every individual who visits our FSC Locations and where you have the chance to demonstrate your passion to deliver the highest standards of customer service and care. No matter what role you perform at the FSC, everyone can make a difference...if you want to join our successful Environmental Education Charity and you have what it takes to make a difference then we want to hear from you.

Overall Job purpose:

To be responsible for co-ordinating and developing volunteering at FSC Slapton

  • To enhance the management of FSC Slapton to provide the highest quality experience for our learners.
  • To broaden participation and extend the range of opportunities for outdoor learning and environmental understanding

Key Responsibilities:

Broadening Opportunities for Outdoor Learning and Environmental Understanding

  • Promote opportunities at FSC Slapton such as volunteering, courses, events and fold out guides
  • Attending events with partners, from local farmers markets to educational conferences
  • Organising Open Day events at Slapton with partners, e.g. Celebrate Start Bay
  • Managing the summer Beach Trailer to welcome visitors with information and activities at Slapton Sands
  • Developing and distributing newsletters and posters in the local area

Co-ordinating & managing volunteers

  • Co-ordinating visitor welcome volunteers at the summer Beach Trailer on Slapton Sands to enhance the visitor experience and promote the opportunities for outdoor learning and environmental understanding at FSC Slapton
  • Managing volunteers to support administration systems
  • Managing volunteers to attend events and promote opportunities at Slapton
  • Managing volunteers to distribute newsletters and posters in the local area

Enhance the management of FSC Slapton to provide the highest quality experience

  • Working with staff to identify needs and opportunities for volunteers to support our work
  • Recruiting volunteers to support our work
  • Coaching, mentoring and supporting staff to enable them to effectively manage volunteers
  • Working with Head Office Human Resources team and other Centres to champion volunteering and develop best practice within FSC

Developing volunteers and volunteering

  • Providing induction, training and support for volunteers to meet their needs
  • Developing a volunteer voice to manage expectations
  • Developing projects through links with partners to support ecological recording schemes and promote the health benefits of volunteering

Planning, Administration & Funding

  • Writing action plans to develop volunteering
  • Ensuring effective administration of volunteer systems and information
  • Identify and take opportunities to apply for external funding for projects

How to apply:

To apply for this position please download and complete in full the NON EDUCATION application form. You must ensure that your application includes examples of how you have demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in meeting the requirements of the post detailed in both the job description and person specification.

For all recruitment information and the relevant application form please go to our vacancies web page at:

Send your completed application form to: OR Human Resources, FSC Head Office, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, SY4 1HW

Please note we do not accept CV’s without a completed application form.

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 noon on Tuesday 29th August 2017

Interviews are scheduled to take place at FSC Slapton Ley on Wednesday 13th September 2017

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy please call Andy Pratt on 01548 580466. We look forward to receiving your application in due course.

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